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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
. learn what president obama >> 4:47 right now. and removed the fiscal cliff showdown. president obama will meet with leaders today to discuss the deficit. they have an unorthodox ideas they are proposing to let the government go over it, at least temporarily to give their party more bargaining leverage for change later on. a deal is not reached by december 31 massive cuts and tax hikes could kick in and spark another recession. today will find out if nancy pelosi will continue in her position or step down. she was thought to become speaker again but democrats failed to win the house majority. >> on the hill, congress looking at whether this could have been prevented. house subcommittee will hold a hearing this morning for the head of the food and drug did ministration and the owner of the pharmacy at the center of the outbreak expected to testify today. 32 people have died, 438 people have become sick from contaminated steroid injections. >> testimony resumes in the trial of a bill in-state student accused with killing her roommate back in september 2011. it would assist testified abo
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
? >> all right. thank you, preeti. >>> it is expected that president obama will be asked about the petraeus scandal during his news conference this afternoon, the first since his re-election. abc news will provide live coverage beginning at 1:30 this afternoon eastern time. >>> and it is not over. another top general is in trouble for less than ethical conduct. william kip ward has been demoted after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expen expenses. he is being forced to retire as a three-star general and pay back more than $80,000. >> not a banner week for our military. >>> we're following a developing story overseas. a deadly explosion at a nato base in southern afghanistan. one soldier was killed in that blast tuesday. the cause of the explosion is still unknown. but military officials say there's no indications of an enemy attack. the nationality of the soldier has not been released. >>> house democratic leader, nancy pelosi, is promising an announcement this morning involving her political future. pelosi says she will reveal whethe
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
opposite sex, folks. all right. >>> it is expected president obama will be asked about the petraeus scandal during his news conference this afternoon. abc news will provide live coverage on-air and on line at 1:30 eastern time. >>> three people are dead following a fiery plane crash in jackson, mississippi. all three were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house just after takeoff tuesday night. a mother and son escaped the burning home with minor injuries. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> and still no word on what caused a powerful explosion that leveled a neighborhood in indianapolis. two people were killed. five homes were destroyed in that blast. saturday night. dozens of other homes were damaged. investigators say there was no smell of gas before the explosion. but nothing has been ruled out. >>> a cheerleader for the orlando magic is hospitalized this morning after a stunt went horribly wrong. between the first and second quarter, jamie wood was on a teammate's shoulders when she fell and hit the ground hard. paramedics were so concerned the
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
, the big question going into an obama second term is whether the palestinian peace process could get back on track. of course, this latest development, this escalation, pushes that hope further down the road. >> all right. certainly, we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. alex marquardt, live for us from jerusalem this morning. thanks, alex. >>> and in other news right now. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre has reportedly injured himself in jail, prompting a judge to postpone his hearing. a course says james holmes was hospitalized after intentionally ramming his head into a wall in his cell. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58. >>> a former city comptroller has pled guilty to embezzling $50 million. rita raided the money into a secret account to pay for her lavish lifestyle. her assets have brought in about $7 million. but that just a drop in the bucket. >> a small drop. >>> it is time, now, for the weather across the nation. a chilly morning along much of the east coast, with showers and thunderstorms from the carolinas through florida
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
reports they are provoking her right to go on base unescorted. >> the story continues to unfold. president obama addressed the looming fiscal cliff and many other issues as well as his -- at his first press conference. >> the owner of the specialty pharmacy is refusing to answer questions on that nationwide meningitis outbreak. his pharmacy the new england compound center is blamed for the tainted steroid shots tied to 32 deaths. victims and families are calling on congress to act. >> they deserve every penalty that can be brought against them. it is proven that they're guilty. >> at what these people to know what kind of person [inaudible] because of a lack of concern. >> many in congress want to give the fda oversight of any company that makes drugs in one state but seldom in others. others question why regulators did not act sooner to shut down the compound center. >> alexis simpson is on trial for the murder of dominique frazier. brad bell is at the courthouse and has the latest. >> the jury has now heard from each of the four students that were in the dorm suite and witness
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 4:30am EST
right now and 40 degrees outside. >> the president heading to new york a couple of weeks after surveying damage >> we are back with the latest of sandy's aftermath. president obama will head to new york. >> accounts a couple of weeks of revisited the new jersey shore. today he is going to staten island. >> the governor says he will request $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after sandy. >> for any people still lingering without power, at temperatures of in the upper 30's right now. 41 in dc. you can see the cold air of to the west. we have a big disturbance to the west and the south. cloud cover this morning. a brick behind it. we will see more cost move in light tonight. partly sunny today and on the call side. we will stay in the low to mid 50's for the weekend. that storm looks like it would not happen for us. a cold front will pass through as a result of. that is about it. >> good morning. we have an accident in montgomery county on the inner loop of the beltway. it is after river road before you get to the exit on 270. not seeing a delay right now. that is there as you
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 2:30am EST
on this holiday monday morning. it is of course veterans day, 2012, federal holiday observed right now. president obama among those marking the actual commemoration yesterday. the 11th day of this 11th month of the year. >> yes, the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at are lington national cemetery in virginia. noting this is the first veterans day in ten years that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. and that the war in afghanistan is winding down. >> after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. and over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they will take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. >> the nfl is honoring veterans with its salute to service campaign. for every point scored in a total of 32 games, $100 is donated to charities that help vets and active duty military. >> that's grit to hear. great to hear too. all the veterans out there, we ten our hat to you. thank you for awful your sacrifices big and small. >> wonderful in a sense that, of course we
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
worst fighting the region has seen in years. back in washington, president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my pari appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. of course in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >>> as we all know we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
imagine, it was a shock when we did not. >> he says president obama won a fair and square pieces the president deserves praise for a fantastic ground game. >> not checking news around the nation, three book killed when a small plane heading to a safety conference crashed right into this mississippi homes. officials in the single engine plant had just taken off when it started having problems and it crashed. all three victims were on the plan, authorities a resident was able to escape with just minor injuries. at this point, no word on what exactly brought down the plane veered across a texas woman prisoner to life in prison after being convicted in connection with a deadly fire at her home in daycare. a jury convicted jessica of a felony murder in the death of one of the four children who died in that fire back in february 2011. three other children seriously hurt. prosecutors say she left the children alone with hot oil on the stove while she went shopping. >> army prosecutor to recommend a death penalty for staff sgt. is accused of killing 16 afghan villagers and a rampage. after t
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
talking points. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. questions on all of the big issues. but also on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unac
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
mr. obama able to get a smile out of her? we'll show you, coming up. >> that's a big question. >>> also, special delivery. what fast food chain is making it easier to have it your way right at home? and right here in the studio, as well. take a guess, ron. it's coming up. >> we'll get to that in a bit. >>> we're going to start with the opening statements in a case we've been following closely here on "gma." the high school valedictorian accused of killing his own mother. the young man so popular in his hometown, the judge had a problem empaneling an impartial jury. >> reporter: he's a beloved figure in his community, all-around good guy. jeffrey pyne says he didn't kill his mother. his surviving family says he didn't do it. but prosecutors began making their case. jeffrey pyne sat expressionless, as prosecutors told the jury how he bludgeoned, stabbed and killed his mother, ruth. >> he hit her. and he hit her again. and again. >> reporter: played in court, 911 tapes of the horror witnessed by jeffrey pyne's father and sister, who found ruth pyne's body. >> i don't know what's
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 10:00am EST
friday, president obama and congressional leaders sat down to start negotiations about how to avoid that cliff and came out sounding optimistic. >> and i believe that we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff that is right in front of us today. >> we've already been through it before. so on friday i went to the capitol to ask house leader nancy pelosi how realistic it is that we'll get a deal done. leader pelosi, you all came out of the meeting with the president sounding pretty optimistic, pretty confident. but you've been there before. you said in july of 2011, called your talks with the gop about a grand bargain constructive saying you were optimistic that we can find a place where we can come together. obviously those talks failed, so what's changed, and why do you believe this optimism after this meeting? >> that was then. this is now. the urgency is so much greater, so i'm optimistic because i think it's very clear the american people expect and deserve and want to see us get this job done. >> did anything that speaker boehner said make you optimistic? was it just that urgency
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 12:00am EST
unfriend d, too, because it goes both ways. all right. president obama held his first press conference today. and, you know what, he just had fun with it. he really did. four years ago when obama took office, he established a system where citizens can petition the government and if a petition gets more than 25,000 signatures, he promised he would respond to it. so, after obama won last week, citizens in all 50 states filed petitions to secede from the union. the guy they supported didn't win, so they want their own separate countries, i guess. the state with the longest petition is texas, texas has more than 100,000 signatures, which exceeds the minimum of 25,000. so, obama administration today as promised responded to this. >> hey. how you doing? i'm anthony capri see, president obama's special envoile for talking to the people from seceding from the [ bleep ] union. president obama got your petition. he read it, he mulled it over and here's his response. nobody -- nobody is seceding from no union. nobody! you got it, texas? good. now, go eat some [ bleep ] barbecue or what
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
cities, knocked down from the ski. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink. christiane an may upon and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were killed, almost all of them from a single family. this as palestinian militants continue firing rockets into israel, the military says almost 1,000 of them so far. the thick smoke of the israeli air strike in the middle of the most densely populated places on earth. this is the house that was hit. it has now completely collapsed, and it really is chaos around here. two bulldozers, emergency crews, really anybody around, digging through the rubble trying to find anybody who survived. the israeli military was hashgting ah ha
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 11:35pm EST
that now. >> i've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. i'm ready to do it. >> that report. so what impact will the election results have on talks over the fiscal cliff? >> well certainly after you have tuesday's election president obama comes in with the upper hand he won a nationwide victory and republicans suffered a loss. the pressure now is on republicans to come to the table and say how much ground are we willing to give here? and do we think that back in 2004 when president bush won his reelection he had a smaller electoral college victory and he considered that a mandate. the president here might be able to say that but dows the president compromising on some of the things that he has said he is going to stick with the tax cuts and repealing the bush tax cuts? what do you see the president's role to be? >> the president's role here is sticking by the campaign trail thopets have tax cuts making less than $250,000 and you have john boehner saying somewhat saying we don't want to have any tax increases at all. so the pressure is on republicans to budge
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 12:00am EST
completely rearranged that apple maps is now actually right. [ laughter ] it does seem like -- [ applause ] thank you. like the government is on top of things. government seems to be doing a good job, although you'll never guess who criticized president obama. do you remember michael brown, heck of a job brownie, michael brown? the former director of fema who was forced to resign after hurricane katrina. on monday, he criticized the president. he said obama may have acted too quickly. [ laughter ] instead of taking the wait and do nothing approach that worked so well during katrina. that is an interesting point coming from a former fema director and current applebee's employee of the week. [ laughter ] things seem to be getting back on track here in new york. [ applause ] limited subway service is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. the mta is letting people ride the bus for free, which -- [ cheers and applause ] very good news. people don't have to be anywhere any time soon. make no mistake. no bus ride in new york is ever free. there is always a price that will be paid. [ laughter
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